How to touch up your roots

Whether you dye your hair for fun or to conceal greys, sooner or later you’re going to have to deal with a visible regrowth. How do you easily get rid of it without booking an appointment at your hair salon? By following these easy steps.

1

Choose an express colouring spray

Low on time? Want to hide your roots in a snap? Try a hair colour spray. Handy and hassle-free, it even covers grey hair with a fine coloured powder. It will disappear the next time you wash your hair, just like a dry shampoo.

2

Carefully choose your colour

If you use a permanent hair dye kit, be sure to choose a colour similar to your original hair dye. But you should also keep in mind that your roots are basically new hairs and any colour you apply on them will probably be lighter and brighter.

3

Use the right tools

You should have the following on hand: petroleum jelly to protect your ears, forehead and temples; a fine-tooth comb to separate your hair into different sections; a towel you don’t mind staining; and the products and applicator included in the dye kit.

Use the right tools

4

Start applying the dye on the back of your head

Start by applying the dye on rows of thin hair strands measuring a ¼ inch in width. Beginning with the back of your head will help you avoid leaving the product on too long on the hair near your face, which would result in a darker shade in that area if using a permanent dye.

5

Keep the product on for the amount of time indicated in the dye kit’s instructions

You will usually have to keep the product on for about 10 minutes, but that can vary according to the product and shade chosen. While waiting to rinse the dye off, you can clean your face and neck with a tissue and some water to prevent stains on your skin.

Keep the product on for the amount of time indicated in the dye kit’s instructions
Magic Root Cover Up Instant Root Concealer Spray, 57 g
L'Oréal Paris

Magic Root Cover Up Instant Root Concealer Spray, 57 g
Root Retoucher Temporary Root Cover Spray, 120 g
Schwarzkopf

Root Retoucher Temporary Root Cover Spray, 120 g

One push. No roots.

Express Retouch Root Concealer, 1 unit
Garnier

Express Retouch Root Concealer, 1 unit

This concealer instantly covers grey roots.

Tween-Time Instant Haircolor Touch-Up, 10 g
Roux

Tween-Time Instant Haircolor Touch-Up, 10 g

Instant haircolor touch-up stick.

Root Touch-up Permanent Hair Color, 1 unit
Clairol

Root Touch-up Permanent Hair Color, 1 unit

100% gray coverage!

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How to touch up your roots

Whether you dye your hair for fun or to conceal greys, sooner or later you’re going to have to deal with a visible regrowth. How do you easily get rid of it without booking an appointment at your hair salon? By following these easy steps.
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